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Colorado College President Jill Tiefenthaler welcomed the new 2018 WES scholars at Fall Tea.


Members of WES explored pueblos in the American Southwest with PILLAR.

Van Briggle Pottery Building

The Van Briggle Pottery building was built in 1907–08 to house the Van Briggle Pottery Company and to showcase the company's tile and terracotta products.

WES supports scholars through participation in a number of events throughout the academic year, including teas, receptions, luncheons, art shows, theatrical performances, scholar athletic events, and fundraising efforts.

Upcoming Events


Fawn Montoya April 3, 2019: "Ghosts of the Past" by Dr. Fawn-Amber Montoya
The 2018-19 Women in the West lecture will highlight people and spaces of south eastern Colorado that remind its residents and visitors of their historical pasts. 
Noon, Gaylord Hall, main floor of Worner Campus Center, 902 N. Cascade Ave.       
*Admission: $5 Registration Fee* 
Space is limited to 100 registrants. Registration.

Past Events

March 17-21, 2019:
WES/PILLAR Trip: Wings over the Platte
March 2, 2019:
Annual International Women’s Day Celebration, The Pinery.
Feb. 7, 2019
: Colorado Experience: Fannie Mae Duncan. Directed by: Kate Perdoni, Hillside Community Center
Jan. 17, 2019:
Book Talk with Cai Emmons, author of “Weather Woman”
Dec. 13, 2018:
WES Cookie Festival, Cossitt Hall
Sept. 15, 2018: Historic Van Briggle Pottery Festival & Tour
June 7, 2018:
Board Meeting, Woman's Club
April 29 to May 5, 2018:
WES/PILLAR Trip, Unique Utah and SW Colorado
May 3, 2018:
Board Meeting, Woman's Club
April 26, 2018:
Annual Luncheon, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College
April 5, 2018
: Board Meeting, Woman's Club
March 1, 2018:
Board Meeting, Woman's Club
Feb. 27, 2018: Winter Luncheon, Colorado College

Cookies and Not-So-Ugly Sweaters

One of our scholar-favorites, the WES Cookie Exchange took place Dec. 13, 2018, during the busy third week of Block 4. Board members each provided three dozen cookies, and they delivered (while wearing festive attire)!


This was a great community-building event, and we got to hear a lot of updates from our scholars, who are poised to do many exciting things next semester, following their fun and relaxing Winter Break.